• United States Panama Canal Panamanian
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    Pamama History Indians inhabited the isthmus of Panama when the Spanish explorers arrived. Some historians say that there might have been a population of 500, 000 Indians from sixty tribes, but other researchers said that the Cuna Indians alone numbered 750, 000. Besides the Cuna, the largest group, two other major groups of Indians, the Guaym and the Choc, have been identified. The Guaym, of the highlands near the Costa Rican border, are believed to be related to Indians of the Nahuatlan and Ma...
  • The Panama Canal United States
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    The shortest distance between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans is the tiny Isthmus of Panama which joins Central and South America. The dreams of building a canal through this land dates back to the 1500's. The Isthmus was a key player in the California gold rush for prospectors. The French originally tried to build a canal but failed and the United States took over. [2 McCullough 24-26] There were many setbacks, the greatest of which was disease and Roosevelt sent William Gorgas to handle the pr...
  • Ap Theodore Roosevelt Outline And Evaluation
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    (I got 100% on this one. ) Out line: I. Theodore Roosevelt (republican) A. Birth: October 27, 1858 at New York, New York B. Died: January 6, 1919 at Oyster Bay, New York II. Background A. Education- Attended Harvard and he graduated 21 st of 177. He studied in the fields of sciences, German, rhetoric, philosophy, and ancient languages. (1876-1880) Attended Columbia Law School, but he dropped out to run for the state assembly. (1880-1881) B. Occupation-Elected into the New York State Assembly as...
  • Panama Canal Essay Americans American 000
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    Panama Canal Essay The canal was the best thing that ever happened to Panama. The Panama Canal was started under President Roosevelt and completed by his successor, William Howard Taft. The canal was built across an isthmus, a narrow body of land that connects two larger land areas, which connects North and South America. In some places in Panama the isthmus is only 50 miles across. The French started the canal in the late 1800's. They had just built the then famous Suez Canal with relative ease...